At St. John the Evangelist/St. Pius X School passing on the Catholic faith to our students and their families is the most vital work we do. We take on the incredible responsibility and opportunity to teach and mentor young people to become successful in their future endeavors, communities, careers, and adult lives. Through the examples of the following saints, the namesake and charism of our school, we have created a philosophy of discipline through which we will execute this tremendous responsibility.
St. John the Evangelist, an apostle of Jesus, faithfully followed Jesus and proclaimed his life through the gospel. This living example of a commitment to faith demonstrates the goodness that can come from following Christ. In a similar way, through character formation and the study of the virtues of life, our school aims to incorporate a student’s spiritual journey with his or her decisions. Pope St. Pius X sought to perfect his knowledge of theology and philosophy through the study of St. Thomas and canon law. This steadfast approach toward understanding the way in which we arrive at decisions (morally, ethically, mentally, physically) is a task we help our students begin as they develop a moral conscience during these formative years.
The Franciscan spirituality, passed down through the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi who came before us, inspires the teaching and learning experienced in our classrooms. Our strong Catholic identity is evidenced by a school environment forged by relationships – with God, family, students, and community– that allows children to learn and grow to their maximum potential. We understand and celebrate the significant roles that our priests, administrators, teachers, and staff play in the life of our students, believing that these special relationships can be paramount to a child’s understanding of the infinite love of God.